College of Continuing Education News
For nearly three years now, Andy Sturdevant's MinnPost column The Stroll has taken readers on quite the tour--in and around the neighborhoods of Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as out into suburbs both big and small (admit it, you've never heard of Nininger Township, either) for an illustrated tour of the world around us.
What happens when you take two successful authors (and LearningLife instructors) and put them in a room with an intrepid interviewer? Chaos? Hilarity? Thoughtful conversation? A Brit-Lit-slinging, metaphor-mixing steel-cage match?
c.c.e. times has a wide audience--noncredit and credit students, the general public, and faculty and staff--and, as such, we value many different types of story content: long, short, motivational, laudatory, newsy, you name it.
It wasn't long ago that things like smartphones and portable GPS devices were the stuff of uber-spy-legends like Mission Impossible, Inspector Gadget, and James Bond. But now, however, they are ubiquitous--you can slip more than 1,500 radio stations from all over the world in your pocket to take with you on your walk, or strap on a Garmin virtual running buddy no bigger than a wristwatch that will track your vital signs, chart your course, and offer you advice (or friendly competition) when you drift outside of your desired pace range.
She started out with Mad Men...and now she's got a Green Thumb.
Each and every day, people throughout the world make decisions about how to clothe themselves. Even those who wear nothing (or next to nothing) are still making choices about how they will appear to others. And the phrase "clothes make the man (or woman)" didn't spring from nowhere, of course.
True confession: when you are a writer, sometimes you get an assignment that makes you hold your head and groan. Which is pretty much what I did when I heard the word "paleofantasy." The idea of paleo-anything made me want to weep tears of done-to-death.
She soothes ragged nerves at Boynton Health Services on the Minneapolis campus. She calms pre-finals anxiety and provides a well-deserved study break at the Magrath Library in St. Paul. She cultivates a fanatical following on Twitter.